TRAI report card: BSNL tops in wired broadband as of october 2014

By December 8th, 2014 AT 3:37 AM

The number of broadband subscribers between September and October has increased from 75.73 million to 79.21 million in India, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).


The largest growth in broadband during October this year was among mobile devices users (phones and dongles), registering a growth of 5.75 per cent growth. On the other hand, there was no change between September and October in fixed wireless subscribers (Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Point-to-point radio and VSAT) with the figures remaining at 4,20,000.

But wired subscriptions showed a minimal growth going up from 15.13 million to 15.15 million, registering a monthly growth rate of 0.16 per cent. The regulator said Wireless subscribers with less than 1MB data usage in a month have not been considered as internet/broadband subscribers by Reliance Communication Group and Idea Cellular.

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The top five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 31 October.

BSNL (9.97 million), Bharti Airtel (1.40 million), MTNL (1.13 million), Beam Telecom (0.43 million) and YOU Broadband (0.41 million).

The top five Wireless Broadband Service providers

The top five Wireless Broadband Service providers were Bharti Airtel (15.91 million), Vodafone (14.15 million), Idea Cellular (11.47 million), BSNL (9.16 million) and Reliance Communications Group (6.48 million).

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well that is correcy,, mosyly no competition in rural areas,, specially in wired segment,, however in wireless, speciaally vsat point to point radio, wimax ,, there is compeyition,,, where bsnl vsat consumers are less compared to other vsat operators, mostly bsnking companies, share brokers, other financial services companies relies on wireless mode of connectivity ss in rural india,, mostly the landline service, speciaally broadn band goes out of order due to cable cut of other technical problms,, here even bsnl vsat is doing well.doentime is very less, always connected, even other vsat operators like airtel, hcl comnet, hughes, tata vsat… Read more »


BSNL has to top in this segment as 90 % of the indian population live in the non metro cities and most of these cities dont have coverage in all the areas by the private operatos like airtel and tikona so the customer is left with no other option but to subscribe to BSNL which has its landline coverage even in the remotest part of the country so it is of no importance as it does not have any competition in those areas so obviously it has to be on the top

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